[Announce] Linuxchix miniconf @ linux.conf.au

Robyn M rob_39 at bigpond.com
Mon Oct 8 11:32:38 UTC 2007

Hi everyone,

Only one week left for Chix miniconf @ lca submissions! They're due
Monday Oct 15.

*** PLEASE NOTE: the submission email address has changed. If you
submitted to the previous email address and did not receive
acknowledgement, please resubmit. Apologies for the inconvienience. ***

***   LinuxChix Womens' mini-conf: Call for Presentations   ***

The premier annual Linux and Open Source conference in Australia,
linux.conf.au, is once again hosting a LinuxChix mini-conf. We are now
calling for presentations by women on both Free Software technical
topics and other topics of general interest to women involved in Free
Software or working in IT.

*About the mini-conf*

The second annual LinuxChix women's mini-conf will be held on either
Monday the 28th or Tuesday the 29th of January, 2008 (We don't know
which) at the University of Melbourne, as part of the annual
linux.conf.au Free and Open Source Software conference running from 28th
of January to the 2nd of February, 2008. All attendees of linux.conf.au
are welcome to attend the women's mini-conf, which will highlight and
celebrate the achievements of women in Free and Open Source Software.
There is no need to be an active member of LinuxChix, as attendees and
speakers from other women's advocacy and development groups including
Systers, project-specific women's groups and others, are encouraged to

The mini-conf has both 50 minute and 25 minute talks slots available. We
recommend that inexperienced Speakers opt for the shorter slots and plan
to present for around 15 minutes; the remaining time will be devoted to
discussion. Experienced speakers may choose to opt for a full 50 minute
slot, and prepare to talk for 35-40 minutes. We reserve the right to
request that 35 minute presentations be shortened to 15 minutes to
enable best use of the time we have.

Abstracts for talk proposals should be submitted to
miniconf-submission at au.linuxchix.org by Midnight Sunday, October 15,

There will also be some 10 minute (5 minutes talk, 5 minutes discussion)
lightning talk slots available. These slots are ideal for first-time
speakers or those who want to very quickly showcase a project.

All talks should be on Free and Open Source Software related topics.

Please see http://conf.au.linuxchix.org for more information about the
women's mini-conference and http://conf.au.linuxchix.org/CFP for full
details of the call for presentations.

Feel free to forward this announcement to any women or groups you think
would be interested.

About LinuxChix

LinuxChix is a community for women who like Linux and Free Software, and
for women and men who want to support women in computing. The membership
ranges from novices to experienced users, and includes professional and
amateur programmers, system administrators and technical writers.

About linux.conf.au

linux.conf.au (http://linux.conf.au/) is Australia's annual technical
conference on Free Software. Fun, informal and seriously technical,
linux.conf.au draws together Free and Open Source Software developers
from across the world. It will be held from January 28th to February
2nd, 2008 at The University of Melbourne.

About Linux Australia

Linux Australia (http://www.linux.org.au/) is the peak body for Linux
User Groups (LUGs) around Australia, and as such represents
approximately 5000 Australian Linux users and developers. Linux
Australia facilitates the organisation of this international Free
Software conference in a different Australasian city each year.

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